Frankfurt houses the German Federal Bank, Germany’s largest stock exchange, the European Central Bank plus some of Europe’s biggest organizations. It is among the several European cities using a skyline dominated by skyscrapers and modern structure, yet can be has some parts giving it the experience of “Old-World Germany.”
When I was planning a business visit to Frankfurt, I could not really find any type of guide regarding where you can stay or what to do, so I thought I’d offer some insight based on my knowledge in Frankfurt.
The three critical things I try to find in a resort will be the quality of the lodge itself, the amenities it offers and its location. As far as location goes, you can find three items you wish to be near in Frankfurt:
1. Buying on Goethestrasse (“Goethe Road” it’s the 5th Avenue of Frankfurt),
2. R?merberg (A.K.A. R?merberg Square – The most beautiful square in Frankfurt, especially during December with the Christmas Market), and
Regarding resorts, I am very “Points Oriented” and so I generally remain at a motel that enables me to either make or use items, but at the same time I love accommodations generally, especially luxurious hotels, and so I also like to check out a number of the other excellent resorts in a town where items mightn’t be an alternative. Below you will find my suggestions of hotels in addition to some recommendations on where you can eat and drink.
Accommodations for people who desire to make or use “Details”:
1. The Westin Grand Frankfurt
Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 7, Konrad-Adenauer-Strasse 7, 60313
The Westin Grand Frankfurt is situated right within the heart of town and within short walking distance of financial district, shopping center and the old center. I think it has the top location of the “point gaining” hotels in Frankfurt. The resort has 371 areas, including 18 suites, which have Westin’s trademark Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Showers along with a marble bathrooms.
So far as restaurants and amenities go, the Westin Grand Frankfurt provides two Asian restaurants. Diner san san offers Chinese cuisine and Sushimoto offers Sushi and Japanese cuisine. A Breakfast buffet is served at the Restaurant Movements and there is a lobby bar/restaurant called Arabella club & bar which supplies dessert, coffee, cocktails and a business lunch.
Items: The Westin Grand Frankfurt can be a SPG type 4 hotel using a free evening demanding 10,000 Starpoints per night.
2. Marriott Frankfurt
Hamburger Allee 2
The Marriott Frankfurt is site across in the Frankfurt Convention Center (“Messe Frankfurt”), which is great for tradeshows, although not the very best place for touring town. Nonetheless, it offers services and some very nice facilities. I was very impressed with what it’d to offer and stayed at this hotel for approximately 3 days. There is a pleasant little coffee bar and restaurant, Espressivo Cafe & Bar, that built good espresso and cappuccino. On top of that, their muesli, yogurt and snacks were amazing (think fresh crusty bread with wonderful prosciutto or salami, not the 3 day old prepackaged snacks you will get at most Starbucks which can be located in United States Marriottis). There was also a Champions Sports bar and French Brasserie, Brasserie ici.
Being a Marriott Platinum, I will have to rank gymnasium and the concierge lounge as of this spot right towards the top of all Marriott’s and keep in a lot of Marriott’s. The bar had a reasonably large buffet for both breakfast and dinner. The health club was huge with treadmills, free-weights, aerobic equipment and even had a juice bar that produced protein drinks.
Points: The Marriott Frankfurt is just a type 5 inn with free times requiring 25,000 Marriott Rewards Points per evening (or 20,000 if you’re able to have it as a PointSaver)
3. Frankfurt Hilton
Located close to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, The Hilton Frankfurt Hotel, is just a contemporary 12 story hotel situated in a lush green park. 342 deluxe and regular, executive guest rooms are offered by them, including 14 suites, that have a contemporary, bright and airy feel for them.
The resort provides 2 restaurants (Gekkos and Pacific Colors) as well as a caf?/bar/lounge (Vista Bar and Bar) along with an executive lounge and Fitness Center with steam room and sauna.
4. Intercontinental Frankfurt
Wilhelm-Leuschner Strasse 43
This resort is in fact comprised of two distinct buildings, next door from one another, having a total of 770 areas. You’ll find LEONS Italian Cafe and a clubhouse – two restaurants, Signatures Veranda Restaurant and DAXs Mainhatten Bar, as well as a 24hour Physical Fitness Center. I’d not consider this one of the better Overseas Resorts, but it’d be your best guess, if you generally stay at IHG properties.
One of many best things about the location of the resort is the capability to walk out the motel, cross the road and choose a run (or walk) down course along the Main River.
Points: A Totally Free evening in the Intercontinental Frankfurt will require 30,000 Priority Club Points (Intercontinental Hotels vary from 30,000 – 40,000 items)
5. Le Meridien ParkHotel
Located very close to the Frankfurt Central Place (“Hauptbahnhof”) and one of only two Starwood hotels within the City Center, it was one of many more unusual hotel patterns I have experienced. Half the hotel is an Oldworld Charming Location hotel and the other half (a 70′s add-on I would think) is actually a contemporary business hotel. This was true not only to the exterior architecture, but of the 297 guestrooms as well. I stayed in just one of the rooms in the older segment, which was actually hotel frankfurt excellent with standard furnishings, slightly small. The rooms to the contemporary side are more modern and much larger, geared more toward the business traveler.
Points: The Le Meridien ParkHotel is actually a SPG class 4 resort having a free evening requesting 10,000 Starpoints per night. (Here Is The same variety of items to get a night in the Westin Grand Frankfurt, I’d recommend the Westin either way, but definitely in case you are using items)
Overall, I wasn’t too satisfied with this hotel – it didn’t have any of the features I’d have expected from an “upper-end” Starwood resort. There was a decent cafe, LeParc, but the pub, Casablanca, was dated and very dark. The hotel gym has a nice steam, sauna and treadmills, but was quite mild to the loads. If the Westin Grand Frankfurt is either sold-out, includes a higher daily fee or if I must be close to the train-station I would stay at this motel being a consistent SPG member.
Accommodations for individuals who want a luxury hotel and are not “Stage Oriented”:
1. Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Am Kaiserplatz, 60311
For previous European brilliance in a prominent place, you certainly can do no better compared to five-star Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof. With more than 130 years of record, this inn has got the best tackle inside the town, situated just moments in the financial section and Frankfurt’s best shopping and cultural places.
The hotel has 261 rooms and 42 suites, designed in many different designs, that could be grouped as more classic and elegant than a number of the more contemporary accommodations within the town.
Notice: The hotel has been renovating its rooms and will also be going through this extensive restoration until sometime around December 2012, so bear in mind in case you will soon be staying during that time.
Others include Restaurant IROHA, a Japanese restaurant, Diner Hofgarten, the outdoor summer Terrace and Oscars. There is also a cigar club, Cigarrum and Autorenbar which offers cocktails and “Elegant High Tea”. There’s also a Workout & Wellness center using sauna, a gym, steam shower and massage.
Visa Signature card-holders get some very nice gains, like place upgrades, complimentary breakfast, etc… , so be sure you read the choice of scheduling a stay at this resort through Visa for many great benefits. There is also a best available price guarantee, and so the nightly charge should really be excellent.
2. Jumeirah Frankfurt
Positioned in the heart of Frankfurt city center, The Jumeirah Frankfurt Hotel situated in the financial area, only a short distance from Frankfurt’s best shopping like the luxurious retailers of Goethestrasse and myZeil, Germany’s most frequented shopping mall.
So far as food and nightlife goes, you can find a bar as well as two restaurants. Max on One features imaginative German and Australian cuisine, Le Petit Palais is more relaxed and offers light dishes and desserts. The Ember lounge it is a more lively compared to the many hotel bars and is their bar/club.
Where to Eat and Drink in Frankfurt
Here are a few of strategies for lunch, dinner and drink, predicated on my experience in Frankfurt.
- Ivory Club – Taunusanlage 15, 60325
- Zenzakan – Taunusanlage 15, 60325
- Zum Storch am Dom – Saalgasse 5 60311
- Frankfurter Kleinmarkthalle – Hasengasse 7